First Year Biology Research Project: Earthworm Parasites

Martin Laurie MLaurie at compuserve.com
Fri Mar 6 02:24:29 EST 1998


Must do a four week controlled laboratory experiment involving - I believe
- identifying parasites in earthworms.  Have not been given direction
beyond that - project file booked out from library not yet returned by
unknown.  Supposed to have already formulated a hypothesis to test.  Don't
know what kind of controlled experiment can be dreamed up with scant
information provided and we're told we are responsible for everything (i.e.
equipment needs, procedure, etc.).  Thought of cutting up worms from
various sources (e.g. riverbank, garden, golf-course, etc.) to look for
unknown parasites for identification, however, this would be correlational
and not the right kind of experiment.

Hoping someone could suggest possible hypotheses about earthworms and
parasites that could be tested and what would be the control.  Also looking
for reference suggestions such as articles on relevant research.

Yours sincerely,

Catherine Peare
via <MLaurie at compuserve.com>

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